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Esme’s Blog: Trouble In Vikings Country

The stadium deal that most of us thought was a done deal in May is unraveling at the midnight hour over fallout from a New Jersey Judge’s findings that the Minnesota Vikings owners are guilty of civil fraud.


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Dayton: Faith In Vikings ‘Undermined’ By Owners

Gov. Mark Dayton says his confidence in the owners of the Minnesota Vikings has been “undermined” by questionable business ethics but he warns the state risks losing its pro football team if a stadium deal unravels.


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Doubts Arise 2 Weeks From Final Vikes Stadium Negotiations

With just two weeks before the contracts are supposed to be signed for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, some lawmakers are now having doubts.


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Minneapolis City Council Debate Vikings Stadium Deal

It’s not over until it’s over when it comes to the Vikings Stadium.


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Vikings Shield Books In $975M Minn. Stadium Deal

The Vikings stadium deal that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday involves plenty of public participation, but it also prevents the public from getting a look at the team’s finances during their partnership to build the $975 million stadium.


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Dayton Announces Mpls. City Council Support For Stadium

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday morning that the majority of the Minneapolis City Council now supports building a new stadium for the Vikings.


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Vikings Fans React To News Of Stadium Deal

Ever since the Minnesota Vikings began talking about the need for a new football stadium, businesses around the Metrodome have been holding their breath. So when news of a deal that would place a new home for the Vikings on the existing site, fans and area business owners were quick to react.


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Lawmakers, Vikings Announce Stadium Deal

Lawmakers have reached a deal with the Minnesota Vikings to build a new football stadium on the current Metrodome site in Minneapolis.


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Talking Points: Stadium Deal Expected This Week

A finalized deal between the Vikings, the city of Minneapolis and the state for a $975 million stadium is expected to be announced early this week.


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Talks Continue But No Deal Yet On Vikings Stadium

Representatives of Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Vikings said Friday that no agreement has been reached on a deal for a new stadium in Minneapolis.


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Zygi Wilf: Stadium Deal Getting Closer To Fruition

Zygi Wilf says Minnesota Vikings ownership met with state Sens. Julie Rosen and Dave Senjem and feels a stadium “is going to be in the works shortly.”


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Esme’s Blog: A Deadline For A Stadium Deal

Governor Mark Dayton has made a repeated call for a deadline for a Vikings deal. So far Republican leaders have not agreed.


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Reality Check: ‘Walk Away’ Clause In Vikes Stadium Deal

Governor Mark Dayton is hoping his stadium blitz at the State Capitol will end with a Vikings vote by Thanksgiving. But not before the Vikes agree to a series of conditions, including a legal promise not to walk away from the deal.


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Mike Max And Sid Hartman Talk Sports

Mike Max pinch hit for Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News and talked sports with Sid Hartman.


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St. Paul Mayor Not Ready To Back Vikings In County

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says he’s not yet willing to support a new Minnesota Vikings stadium north of his city in Ramsey County.